Table 2.

Relative rates of mortality (95% confidence intervals) adjusted for age and socioeconomic position in adulthood, with number of deaths

Fathers' social class
Cause of death and adjustmentI and IIIIINIIIMIV and VP value for trend
All causes (n=1602)
Age11.12 (0.89 to 1.40)1.48 (1.25 to 1.75)1.54 (1.29 to 1.82)0.0001
Age and adult social class1 1.06 (0.84 to 1.33)1.28 (1.08 to 1.53)1.26 (1.05 to 1.52)0.011
Coronary heart disease (n=618)
Age10.96 (0.65 to 1.40)1.47 (1.13 to 1.92)1.53 (1.16 to 2.01)0.0003
Age and adult social class10.91 (0.62 to 1.33)1.28 (0.96 to 1.69)1.26 (0.93 to 1.70)0.064
Stroke (n=130)
Age1 0.79 (0.31 to 1.97)1.64 (0.91 to 2.98)1.70 (0.92 to 3.15)0.031
Age and adult social class1 0.78 (0.31 to 1.96)1.62 (0.87 to 3.02)1.66 (0.86 to 3.24)0.061
Lung cancer (n=185)
Age11.49 (0.74 to 3.02)2.13 (1.24 to 3.68)1.80 (1.02 to 3.17)0.045
Age and adult social class11.35 (0.67 to 2.74)1.62 (0.92 to 2.85)1.24 (0.68 to 2.27)0.75
Stomach cancer (n=50)
Age11.06 (0.24 to 4.74)1.51 (0.51 to 4.46)2.95 (1.03 to 8.47)0.011
Age and adult social class11.06 (0.24 to 4.77)1.51 (0.49 to 4.65)2.95 (0.95 to 9.16)0.017
Other cancers (n=272)
Age1 1.49 (0.93 to 2.38)1.27 (0.87 to 1.85)1.05 (0.70 to 1.57)0.78
Age and adult social class1 1.45 (0.91 to 2.33)1.18 (0.79 to 1.76)0.95 (0.61 to 1.48)0.46
Respiratory disease (n=105)
Age1 1.65 (0.60 to 4.55)2.41 (1.09 to 5.31)2.75 (1.23 to 6.14)0.008
Age and adult social class1 1.52 (0.55 to 4.22)1.97 (0.87 to 4.47)2.10 (0.90 to 4.90)0.092
Accidents and violence (n=51)
Age10.52 (0.14 to 1.95)0.84 (0.37 to 1.90)1.15 (0.51 to 2.62)0.47
Age and adult social class10.43 (0.11 to 1.64)0.50 (0.21 to 1.19)0.58 (0.23 to 1.42)0.42